Home maintenance projects can be an overwhelming task for some homeowners, especially those who lead fast-paced busy lifestyles. To get around that, these homeowners tend to make to-do lists to remind them on what they should do next. However, some homeowners tend to make a few mistakes in making their to-do lists, resulting in them being overwhelmed further.
Here, residential and commercial roof replacement experts BFARR Contracting reveal the common mistakes homeowners tend to make when creating a home maintenance to-do list.
Having a List That’s Too Long
As much as possible, don’t pile everything you need to do in one long list because it can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Instead, create your list according to categories. For instance, you can create a home shopping category for the things you need to buy for your home and a home improvement category if there are any areas in your home that you would like to revamp. By doing so, you’ll be able to properly focus and think clearly on what needs to be done.
Being Reactive Instead of Proactive
When you’re creating your to-do list, avoid tackling the things you listed according to how urgent things are. As much as possible, create your to-do list when you still have plenty of time to deal with certain issues around your home such as a residential roofing replacement project. Otherwise, you may find yourself short on time to get it done, causing you an unnecessary amount of stress in the process.
You Avoid Tasks You Don’t Want to Do
On the other hand, if there’s a task on the list that you wanted to avoid for as long as possible, it’s highly recommended that you don’t dawdle. In fact, it’s best that you get this done as soon as possible so you can quickly cross it off your list and move on to other home maintenance tasks that you can complete.
How to Make a More Manageable List
While it can be pretty easy to be overwhelmed by your to-do list, it is possible to make it more manageable. To accomplish this, simply look over your list once more and decide which tasks you need to prioritize and list them in this order: urgent and important, meaning it must be completed according to the deadline; urgent but not important, meaning there’s a deadline but it doesn’t have to be completed immediately; important but not urgent, for tasks without deadlines but must be completed; and not important and not urgent, for tasks that you can get done after the important things are completed.
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